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good morning. breaking news. saying enough is enough. lance armstrong decides to give up his fight against the anti-doping agency. he'll be stripped of his record seven tour de france titles and banned for competitive cycling for life. watching isaac, the tropical storm expected to dump heavy rain on parts of the caribbean today. but does it still have florida and the republican national convention in its sights. al is tracking the storm. dangerous mistake. a mother carrying her 4-year-old son accidentally walks off a train platform onto the tracks below. bystanders raced to save them. how did it happen? we'll explain today, friday, how did it happen? we'll explain today, friday, august 24th, 2012.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie. breaking news this morning. fair to stay it's a stunner in the sports world. lance armstrong to be stripped of every one of his seven tour de france titles. while he's dropping his challenges to those charges, he's strongly insisting today he is innocent. >> in a powerfully worded statement armstrong says enough is enough and he refuses to participate in a process that, in his words, is unsided and unfair. we're going to get right to this story now. nbc's anne thompson joins us with details. good morning to you.
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>> reporter: good morning. what's really stunning about this, lance armstrong is a fighter, the tour de france and testicular cancer. now, while he's decided he's no longer going to fight these charges, he's also not admitted to doping and he refuses to participate in a process that he says in unfair. never a quittere lance armstrong was a historic seven-time tour de france winner, cancer survivor. now he says he's through fighting a battling that dogged him for years, charged with using banned substances. in a statement on thursday armstrong says, there comes a point in a man's life where he has to say enough is enough. for me the time is now. if i thought for a moment that by participate in usada's process i could confront these allegations in a fair setting and, won and for all, put these
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charges to rest, i would jump at the chance but i refuse to participate in a prooz that's unfair. the u.s. doping agency said -- >> he will be immediately disqualified from all events he participated in from august 1st, 1998, forward to the present and he will be permanently banned from any future competition. it's a powerful reminder to athletes that doping never pays. >> reporter: according to the anti-doping, armstrong stripped of seven tour de france's titles, olympic bronze and all the awards and money he won since 1998. a two-year federal investigation was closed last year without any charges. but months later the anti-doping agency said it had evidence that armstrong used banned substances including e-mails from former teammates lloyd landes, who was stripped of his 2006 tour victory and later admitted to doping. in an interview with ann curry in 2006, she asked armstrong if
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he had ever used performance enhancing drugs in any of h previous races? >> never. >> not once. >> not once. >> the 40-year-old armstrong, who retired from competing last year, lost the court battle on monday that challenged the u.s. anti-doping agency's authority. in his statement, armstrong said, i know who won those seven tours, my teammates know who won those seven tours, and everyone i competed against knows who won those seven tours. but it may not be over yet. the international cycling union could appeal the ruling. if it does, the case goes to the sport of arbitration for sport in switzerland and that could be months away. >> the saga is not over. >> not by a long short. >> appreciate it. >> we want to bring in allen abrahamson. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> you make an observation in your column that the hallmark of lance armstrong's career is that
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he is a fighter. are you surprised he decided to stop fighting? >> i am and i'm not. there is a lot for lance to gain from lance not going through this. usada lined up ten witnesses. this is not a criminal proceeding. if i lined up ten guys that rode with lance, i would say the odds are pretty good in my favor i would gain a favorable verdict. there's a lot for lance to say enough is enough now. >> he's attacking the legitimacy of the process. you know a thing or two about the process. that is a fair criticism? >> there's not much else for him to do right now. he's got to go out crying this process is not fair. but this is process is legitimate. this process has been going on now for 12 years. lance has been treated here like everybody else that has gone through this process. this process is the same exact process big commercial concerns use every day. it's tried and true.
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the federal court says this process is fine. this process is legitimate. it is what it is. >> do you think the net effect here is that people will just assume he is guilty? that if he didn't want to face this evidence, it must surely be devastating? >> i think people have their own opinions about lance armstrong. he's probably the most polarizing figure on the olympic or international stage. there are true believers one way or the other. i think people are going to hang seng what they think about lance armstrong. no matter what, people are going to think he did or didn't do it. it's just the way it is. >> do you think there's any potential for criminal exposure? we know the department of justice looked into this, decided not to file charges last spring. could there be another day in court somewhere else? >> i think if you were advising lance armstrong, one of the reasons you would tell him not to go through the process would be exactly that issue. if there were ten or more people lined up to testify, one of the things you would be worried about most is the possibility of
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exposure, criminal or perhaps broad civil liability, if a bunch of people got up in court and said x, y, or z, a bunch of other people with a possibility of bringing charges against him or bringing lawsuits against him would be very, very interested in hearing what those people had to say. of course there would be that interest. >> last word on this. how devastating in this to the cycling community? he did so much for it with the tour de france titles to have them stripped. what is the impact of that? >> lance armstrong is an icon. lance armstrong is a legend. pick the word to use. for this to happen to lance armstrong, cycling needs to take a solid, hard look at theirself and say we are a sport with a serious, serious issue. we've got to start cleaning this sport up and it needs to start right now. >> allen, thank you for your perspective this morning. appreciate it. >> thank you. the other big story we're following, of course, is tropical storm isaac and where that storm is headed. al is outside our new window with the new latest on that.
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al. >> thanks a lot. we've got a lot going on with isaac. first of all, let's take a look at where isaac is located right now. current we can see on radar, on video, the storm swells are starting to come in. already reports of at least four inches of rain and another six to ten inches possible. check out the radar. you can see we are looking at some pretty strong echos coming through san juan. that's going to be making its way to hispaniola, port-au-prince, cities in haiti. right now 165 miles south of santo domingo, 45-mile-per-hour winds moving west at 15 miles per hour. you can see the tropical storm watches, hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings up for puerto rico, santo domingo, making its way on into cuba. we are expecting to see this system stay over land as a tropical storm cuts across key
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west around early monday morning as a tropical storm. then it gets out into the gulf. anywhere from new orleans to tallahassee within that cone of uncertainty, as a category one hurricane. the reason for that, the warm gulf waters. you can see those water temperatures, 80, 90 degrees out in the gulf. that's energy for the storm and that's what we're concerned about. so continue to watch it. tampa with the republican national convention is still not out of the woods, even if it's not going to get a direct hit, it's still going to get a lot of rain, matt, we're talking four to eight inches of rain possible. >> al, thanks. that's actually what we're talking about now. preparations are well under way in florida for isaac, including any potential impact on that convention about to be held in tampa. nbc's kerry sanders is there. kerry, what's the latest? >> good morning, matt. school officials in the florida keys have announced classes will be canceled on monday. here in tampa they have already started handing out sandbags to local residents.
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republican party officials say they have the possibility of postponing this convention if the public safety is at risk. with 50,000 people headed for the republican convention isaac could cause weather related problems even if tampa dodges a direct hit. already this week a thunderstorm with 60-mile-per-hour winds knocked down some of the tents that now crowd the tampa bay times forum that's hosting the republican gathering. party members knew this was the height of hurricane season but went forward with tampa as the host city anyway, in part because the area has not taken a direct hurricane hit for nine decades. the 1921 hurricane was a category three. it left the region devastated. were isaac to follow a similar route to tampa, it would be up to the mayor to call for an evacuation. >> the odds are very small it would happen. we haven't been hit by a hurricane for 90 years. we plan for this every year. that's what we live with in
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florida. >> reporter: eight weeks ago a storm named debbie caused flooding and major road closures that disrupted the region for three days. and that was just a tropical storm. police have trained for more than a year. they expect tens of thousands of protesters. with 4,000 officers on hand, many on loan from other florida sheriff's offices, the tampa police say they are ready. just one potential problem. if isaac hits hard, some of those loaned officers may have to stay home to help victims in their own communities. now, the tampa police chief says if more security officers are needed, the national guard is on stand by. matt. >> kerry sanders in tampa this morning. kerry, thank you very much. we're going to have the latest on isaac throughout the weekend. i'll be in tampa for the republican national convention. can you watch that coverage right here on "today." >> time for a check of the other top stories. natalie morales at the news desk. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone.
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justice in norway as anders breivik has been convicted of carrying out a massacre that killed 77 people in bombs and gun attacks. breivik was deemed sane and found guilty of premedicated murder. the maximum prison term allowed under norwegian law was 21 years. but breivik received a prison term that allowed authorities to keep him behind bars as long as he is considered dangerous. new details about james holmes, the man accused of opening fire at a colorado movie center last month. when holmes was a student, the school was concerned enough about his behavior to run a background check on him. in june holmes failed an oral exam, he with drew from school later. prosecutors argue the events leading up to the july 20th massacre could help them pinpoint to a motive. a girl reported missing more than two years ago has now been found in illinois. just 15 years old when she
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disappeared, the girl told police she escaped after become held captive for years and being repeatedly sexually assaulted. police also recovered her young child, who she says was the product of rape by her captor. a 24-year-old manned has been arrested. an ambassador in iraq faces hit-and-run charges after a vehicle collided with his truck. he faces intoxicated driving charges. the lopping time diplomat arrested the 14th and registered blood alcohol twice the legal limit. he was awarded presidential medal of freedom in 2009. wildfires scorching california, more than 60 homes destroyed and threatening more. firefighters on the scene battling the blaze. a bizarre and terrifying video from boston when a woman carrying her 4-year-old child walked straight off the platform
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falling onto the tracks below. she told transit officials she thought she could board the train across the tracks from her platform. good samaritans jumped in to save the mother and her son. she and her son are fine but she says she's never taking the subway again. now headed to the stock exchange. good morning. >> reporter: the markets on track for the biggest lost all summer as wall street braces for back to school news rush which could face news whether they will stimulate the economy further. greece and germany meet to renegotiate the greek bailout. the country's prime minister say it could include selling islands. kelly. >> from the new york stock exchange. thank you. after winning two gold medals at the london olympics, you'd think nothing would make gymnast gabby douglas nervous. she admitted throwing out the
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ceremonial pitch gave her the jitters. gabby gave a wild throw but won the crowd anyone with her golden girl smile. that's all right to us. now back to matt, savannah and al. >> still better than half the mets pitchers. >> al. >> i'm from queens. >> making friends, making friends roker. >> you've got a busy morning. >> we certainly do. our friends alonmorning. >> we sure do. friends looking at wet weather. heavy showers and thunderstorms all the way from savannah from cape hatteras. rainfall amounts we're talking anywhere from one to three inches of rain all the way up to norfolk. then as we make our way out west we're looking from dallas to kansas city. heavy showers and thunderstorms generally one to two inches of rain, locally could be as much as three inches in central nebraska and kansas. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a serene summer morning under way. good morning, i'm storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein.
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high clouds drifting over the region. no travel problems weatherwise. off to work and school this morning and highs climbing into the mid and upper 80s and cloudy tonight and could get a passing shower tomorrow morning or an afternoon thundershower on wednesday. maybe a passing shower on sunday and then again on tuesday. tuesday afternoon, >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al. thank you. there's new fallout about the book about osama bin laden. the navy s.e.a.l. that helped pull off the raid. many, especially in the military community, are not happy about the book. jim miklaszewski is at the pentagon. >> reporter: navy s.e.a.l.s are committed to keeping their secrets secret. it's not surprising this morning many of them feel they have been betrayed. the raid that killed osama bin laden was loudly heralded as the
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single biggest success in decades. you didn't hear it from the navy s.e.a.l.s who carried out the mission until now. "no easy day." the firsthand bt of the mission that killed osama bin laden was written under a pseudonym, a former member of seal team six who now lives in alaska. according to the publisher, the author gives a blow by blow narrative of the saul. he was one of the first men through the door and watched bin laden take his last breath. u.s. officials tell nbc news many in this s.e.a.l. community are outraged one of their own would break the seal of silence. brandon webb is a navy s.e.a.l. and author. >> i have friend at the command of team s.e.a.l. six definitely feel this was a betrayal, that one of their own got out and immediately, you know, essentially is looked at selling out. >> reporter: it wouldn't be the first big leak of information
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about the bin laden raid. >> i think it was so famous a raid, so successful, that the temptation to leak on the part of everyone involved, including the political leadership, was infantrymenous. >> reporter: in fact, the white house was accused of collaborating with a famemaker who made a movie about bin laden to give president obama a political boost. the white house denied it. if the book contains any leaks, they could be criminal. books written about secret or classified information must first be reviewed and cleared by the military or appropriate agency. military, pentagon and cia officials tell nbc news, the author did not submit this book for review. but prosecuting such cases can prove difficult. and in this instance, unpopular. >> to drag this person into court, the one person who risked his life to make sure this operation succeeded, that seems to me to be a huge roadblock for
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the prosecution. >> reporter: in response to the book the top commander of all special operations bill mccraven sent out this open let tore all his forces saying when it comes to talking about special operations, whether the motive is personal, political, or even profit, the best policy is to keep your mouth shut. savannah. >> jfrom the pentagon. a fresco making headlines for all the wrong reasons. duncan is in london with this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this 19th century painting of jesus looking slightly worn hanging on the wall of a small church, needed a little help. instead the fresco got a makeover from an elderly woman that didn't restore it, kind of ruined it. it was described as a romantic, gentle depiction of jesus and had huge sentimental value to
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the parishioners of this town. now the 100-year-old fresco looks like this, delicate brush strokes gone hidden under thick layers of paint all under the hand of this woman. >> we felt everything was falling down and fixed it. the fresco was looking a little worn after a century hanging in the damp church. jiminez said she had the permission. >> no, of course, everybody in the church could see me doing the painting. what's more upsetting, the artist's family had just donated money for a professional restoration. it was bad enough she painted the tunic of the granddaughter but got worse when she got to the face because now the inting is destroyed. experts are doubtful it could be destroyed. >> famous.
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might consider leaving it alone and not interfering anymore. >> reporter: known as behold, the man is now known as behold the monkey. there will be a meeting with experts to see if it can be saved. some suggest before painting over she scraped away parts of the original. >> duncan, thank you very much. this is not good. >> i can even look at it. >> but she doesn't be at all upset about it. >> she said, we fixed it. she fixed it. >> here is the before. again, it's got some problems, there's no question. here is the after. >> is nothing sacred? apparently not. maybe they can fix it, unfix the fix. >> somebody needs to say, oops,
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my bad. still ahead a british newspaper defies the royal family, being the first there to publish the photo of prince harry in las vegas. more on that but first this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] since 1996 welfare recipients were required to work. this bipartisan reform successfully reduced welfare rolls. on july 12th president obama quietly ended the work requirement... gutting welfare reform. one of the most respected newspapers in america called it, "nuts!" saying, "if you want to get more people to work, "you don't loosen the requirements -- you tighten them." mitt romney's plan for a stronger middle class will put work back iwelfare. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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good morning, it's 7:26 on this friday, august 24th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get a look at your weekend forecast now. team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here. >> changes under way. but a beautiful day today. in the 60s and partly sunny throughout the day and highs reaching mid and upper 80s and tomorrow morning the 60s and cloudy period for saturday and sunday. chance of a passing shower both days, maybe an afternoon thundershower and then monday partly sunny and upper 80s. as we get to next week, some evening storms on tuesday and then wednesday, thursday, partly to mostly cloudy. aaron? aaron? >> thahe's made his choice.
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northeast, it's closed between 10th street and 12th street. just be aware of that as you're making your commute this morning. aaron, back over to you. >> another update coming your way in about 25 minutes. for
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7:30 now on this friday morning, august 24th, 2012. train is pulling into our plaza for a live concert this morning. you can see their fans are fired up. they are taking the stage for our whole 8:30 half hour. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. missy franklin known not for her swimming but dancing as well. >> breakout medalist, a really nice young lady. she's back in high school. she's weighing a big decision, stay in amateur, compete in college or go pro and cash in on
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what happens to be some pretty lucrative offers dangled in front of her right now. we'll talk to missy about that and other things she has going on as well. >> good options. if you book valuation vacations some travel sites conspiring with hotel chains to fix prices artificially high. more on that story coming up. the story for redemption for a guy that deserves it. major league umpire jim joyce is notable. he's the guy who made a bad call that cost a pitcher a perfect game last week. this week he became a hero when he helped save the life of a ballpark worker. jim and the woman will share their story coming up. first, tropical storm isaac still posing some risk to the tampa area, of course the site of next week's republican national convention. >> big concerns. as we know a couple mondays --
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months ago, tropical storm deb y caused problems. isaac while not making a direct hit will cause a glancing blow and cause problems.5 mimes south of santo domingo and moving west with 145 miles per hour. you can see on the radar, already heavy rain moving into puerto rico and that will spread into his paniola where there are still hundreds of thousands in tent cities across that island. the path of the storm the way we look at it right now. hurricane watches up for his n panola and tropical storm warnings as you move into cuba, bahamas and kamen islands looking at problems, as well. saturday it's over land, 2:00. still a tropical storm and sunday it makes its way out in the water by early monday morning it's coming across key west as a tropical storm but
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then it gets out into the warm waters of the gulf. it starts to strengthen and it become esesse ess a category 1 between new orleans and pensacola around 1:00 a.m. as a tropical, or a hurricane. we are not looking for a lot of wind, but a lot of rain. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. just a few clouds coming over now and turned more humid overnight. right now the low to mid-60s much of the region near 70 in washington and near the bay waters. shenandoah valley 60 and into the 50s and up to mid to upper 80s and cloudy tonight and over the weekend, a lot of clouds might get a passing shower saturday morning or afternoon thundershower and maybe a >> and that's your latest weather. matt. >> thank you very much. now to the controversial photos
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of prince harry. the royal family has attempted to keep them out of the british papers. this morning one paper has made the decision to show them. stephanie gosk at buckingham palace with more on this. good morning. >> good morning, matt. people in this country are really scratching their head when the british media decided not to run with these photos, especially when anyone with the internet and five seconds on their hands can get ahold of them. it's been three days since prince harry's wild vacation was exposed. two photos taken in his hotel suite spread as fast as the internet could move them, lightning fast. it took a day for "the sun" to reveal the prince himself. the managing editor, he felt he needed to explain. >> this is about freedom of the press. ludicrous situation where a people can be seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world on the internet but can't be seen in the nation's favorite
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paper. >> reporter: the palace went to the british press complaints commission to argue that the photos were a violation of prince harry's privacy. the british media listened. not a single major news organization has used the photos. in a statement today "the sun" argues the 27-year-old's behavior in las vegas was not that of a man jealously guarding his privacy. neither were his security detail, the two metropolitan police officers on guard who let cameras or cell phones into the suite. >> this is a vip room with a potential head of state, and you just don't do that. that should have been checked, bagged, secured outside the room. when those people left, they would have gotten all their belongings back. >> reporter: prince harry's friend arthur landon with prince harry says he believes it may have been one of the guests invited into the room, an $8,000 a night suite like this one at
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the wynn hotel. l landon who says he was not in the suite that night said, "some people have been hinting that it was one of his friends who took the pictures. but that is absolutely not true. none of his friends would do that. we are very careful. he went on to say whoever did sell the pictures to the press were, in his words, despicable. prince harry will resume his military duties next week. the defense says they won't comment whether or not he will be reprimanded. either way i'm sure the prince will be happy that this vacation is coming to an end. matt. >> all right. stephanie gosk in london for us. steph, thanks so much. up next, make of the most popular travel websites accused of price fixing hotel room rates. we'll tell you more about that right after this. dum ♪ ♪ look out baby 'cause here i come ♪ ♪ and i'm bringing you a love that's true ♪ ♪ so get ready ♪ so get ready ♪ gonna try to make you love me too ♪
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back now at 7:40. this morning rossen reports, consumer alert for anyone that uses internet to book vacations, are prices at some hotels fixed so you pay more. correspondent jeff rossen here with this story. good morning to you. >> i know you, myself, we all want a great deal. when booking a trip you go online and shop around for the best price, expedia, travelocity. now big accusations of price fixing at the travel website and biggest hotel chains are scheming together so you don't get a deal no matter how hard you look.
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>> price line negotiator. >> get the travelocity guarantee anywhere when you book with our new app. >> the kplergss are convincing. >> where you book matters, expedia. >> reporter: their promise, use our website and you'll get the best deal out there. from the travelocity guarantee to expedia's best price. and the orbitz hot hotel deals. >> when i go only, i'm looking for a bargain and a deal. >> obviously i care about the price because the cheaper it is, the better. >> but this new lawsuit claims you're wasting your time, accusing the biggest travel sites, the ones we all use, of conspiring with the country's most popular hotel chains to fix the prices of rooms so you can't get a lower rate online. attorney steve burman filed the suit on behalf of customers. >> this is the industry's dirties little secret, they are not offering a lower price, they are offering a fixed higher price. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims
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it's an anti-competitive scheme. instead of these websites having price wars, which is good for the consumer, they have all agreed to sell the same rooms at the same price. that way the sites don't undercut each other and they all profit. >> the winner herert internet travel companies and the losers are the consumers. >> reporter: here is an example. say i want to book a room at the san diego hotel. watch what happens when i price the same room, refundable king, on five different sites. we'll start here on expedia. the rate $189. on travelocity, $189. orbitz, the rate here, $189. and it's the same price on and >> the consumer is led to believe if he or she looks thank you whole bunch of websites, you're going to find the best deal. the fact is that's a sham. there is really no best deal,
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it's all the same deal. >> reporter: the hotel chains deny breaking the law and say they will fight the suit as does orbitz, misrepresents how hotel reservations are marketed online. travelocity denies any anti-competitive behavior. the others declined to comment. >> the effect on consumers, they are being deceived and overpaid for their hotel rooms. >> the lawsuit demands money back for customers and a stop to the alleged price fixing. in the meantime, travel experts say before you book online, you should just call the hotel itself, tell them on the phone, hey, this is the lowest rate i'm finding. can you do any better. savannah, sometimes the hotel if they have extra rooms available will over the phone grant you a lower rate. >> worth a call. coming up next, a lifesaving call for a major league umpire famous before for blowing a perfect game for the pitcher. we'll talk to him and the woman he saved. next we'll catch up with the duggers, all 24 of them but first these messages. you can actually use...les
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braef back now at 7:46 with a key call made by a major league umpire. you may remember this guy. the call didn't happen on the field. we'll talk to jim joyce and the woman whose life he saved in a moment. but first their story. >> ground ball, right side, cabrera will cut it off. galarraga, he's out. no, he's safe. >> until this week baseball umpire jim joyce was best known for a bad call he made in the ballpark two years ago. one that cost armando gal rarra, a young pitch he for tdodgers a place in history. he apologized and explained himself on "today." >> it was one of those plays that was very close. i had been telling myself that, you know, one more out and this kid has a perfect game. when that play happened, it
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exploded, and i came up with safe. just a day after the call heard around the world, an unexpected act of forgiveness that stunned everyone. that same pitcher walked out onto the field and shook joyce's hand on the plate. a simple but symbolic gesture that left the veteran umpire in tears. this week another call made by jim joyce is getting attention, one of life and death. when joyce showed up for work monday, he saw jayne powers, a longtime diamondbacks employee collapse. he quickly jumped into action and began performing cpr until an ambulance took her to the hospital. joyce was honored for his actions wednesday night. he's with us along with jayne powers. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, matt. >> good morning. >> jayne, how do you feel? i know you were released from the hospital, i believe, just a day or so ago. how are you doing? >> i'm a little sore but i'm glad i'm sitting here talk you
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to you. >> i can imagine. you went to work, told some friends at work you weren't feeling too well. do you remember what happened next? >> i remember telling my friend, it was during our preshift meeting before we were going out to the stadium. i told her, i said i wasn't feeling well. i said if i pass out -- that's all i remember. i remember my friend saying, does anybody know cpr. does anybody know cpr. i had a look of stress on my face, obviously, because i was hearing everything but nobody was responding. and then jim was walking down the tunnel right where i was, and all of a sudden he came out of nowhere and he said, i know cpr and he took over from there. >> jim, had you ever performed cpr in an emergency situation before? >> just one time, matt, almost 30 years ago. >> did it kick in as instinct. i know you learned it as a
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lifeguard when you were 16. did it just kick in? >> yes, it did. it was nothing more than in steenextinct -- instinct. i knew jayne was in trouble. when i checked her vitals, there was no pulse. i knew she was in a lot of trouble at that particular time. literally it was instinct that took over. >> just like we hear all the time, you did cpr to the song staying alive. >> i said it in my head. i don't know if i was saying it out live. i know it was in my head. that's the new cpr, that's the rhythm you do the chest compression to. >> you were rushed to the hospital. do you have any idea how long you did cpr, by the way? >> we kind of figured it was probablyomewhere between four and five, maybe six minutes. >> jayne you got rushed to the hospital. they im planted a pacemaker. was this a heart attack?
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was this a seizure? what have they told you? >> no. i went into cardiac arrest. i wasn't really a seizure. it was an erratic heartbeat that was malfunctioning in my heart, which caused me to go into cardiac arrest. >> jim, i know you had the chance to go to the hospital and visit with jayne. what was that like for you? >> i think it was pretty emotional for all of us involved. my wife kay was with me and jayne's brother john was there. i said a couple words and then the emotions just took over. i think it was maybe 30 seconds of downtime after that, because we all had to take a couple deep breaths and just catch ourselves. >> jayne, we are so happy you're okay. we're happy jim was walking down that hallway. it's another example. umpires are often the unsung heroes of major league baseball and now for a completely different reason. jim, it's good to have you in
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the headlines for all the right reasons. >> thank you, matt. there's also one thing i like to convey to everybody out there, cpr can be learned by anybody and it only takes one time. even if you never use it again but that one time, it might be the most important time in somebody's life. >> absolutely well said. jim, thank you so much. jayne, continued recovery to you. >> thank you so much. still ahead, we've got a live concert from train coming up after your local news. [ music playing ] and also to build my career.
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7:56 is your time now. i'm eun yang. the man accused of shooting a security guard at the family research council is due in court. a grand jury indicted floyd corkins for last week's shooting. the conservative group recently supported the president of chic-fil-a who staunchly opposes same-sex marriage. here's tom kierein now with your weather headlines. a little bit more humid this morning, tom. >> but still a pleasant summer morning under way around our region. low to mid-60s suburbs and rural areas near 70 by washington and the bay. later today partly sunny and mid and upper 70s. looks like a lot of clouds for the weekend and might get a morning shower saturday or an afternoon shower or thundershower and highs near 80 and passing shower or thundershower is possible. could get another round of
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storms on tuesday, otherwise dry pattern into next week. eun? >> tom, thank yo
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24th day of august, 2012. we have come outside to hang out with a big crowd on the plaza. these folks are here to see the grammy winning band train perform for our entire 8:30 half hour, which is a good deal. out on the plaza, matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. and another reason for people on the plaza to be excited. >> one of the absolute darlings, missy franklin, swimming sensation. we are going to talk to her about that big decision she has
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looming whether to go pro and cash in on offers or stay amateur and swim in college. ask her what it's like to win those medals and go back to high school. she's ditching school today. >> she started last week. this is her first day off. kids, stay in school. also ahead a family could probably fill up a good portion of this stage. talking about the duggars live, about to start a new season of their reality show. we'll catch up with all 24 of them. >> wow, they can fill up their own college classroom. in case your kids are getting ready for college, we want to make sure they are ready. everything from the hidden cost to the emotional side of leaving home. we've got a survival guide for both your students and the parents. >> all right. before we get to all that, we want to get to the day's other top stories. natalie morales at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. the u.s. anti-doping agency says
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it will strip seven-time tour de france winner lance armstrong of his titles and ban him from competitive cycling. this after he announced he was ending his fight against the agency saying, quote, enough is enough. the usada claimed armstrong took performance enhancing drugs. he denied those claims. isaac closing in on haiti and the dominican republic where tropical storm warnings in place. isaac expected to dump heavy rains on the region. right now it's on track to hit the gulf coast. a drug resistant super bug is blamed for the deaths of six people at the national institute of health. nbc's tom costello in bethesda, maryland with more. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hey, natalie, good morning to you. hospital infections are all too common. experts say if a super bug can get loose here at the nih here with all they have to bear, it can happen anywhere. it happened here at one of the
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nation's elite research hospitals outside washington. a drug resistant strain of pneumonia kpc. first showed up last year in a 43-year-old female patient, immune compromised. while she was treated in isolation and released, two months later things got very scary. the super bug began showing up in the bloom stream of other patients. >> during the course of this outbreak at nih, this bacteria developed resistance to all known antibiotics. >> from june to december, a total of 18 patients infected, 11 died, though five died from their underlying diseases. it wasn't until researchers tried something new, 20th century detective work, and decoded the bacteria's dna that they were able to identify it and stop it from spreading. >> we were frightened to death about the organism. we made a full-court press. we closed units, we constructed
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walls. >> the center for disease control says the kpc strain first showed up in 2001 and has since spread to every state. each year one in 20 patients develops some sort of drug resistant infection in the hospital. nearly 100,000 die. kpc is just one of many bacteria that is now drug resistant. while doctors are desperate for new antibiotics to fight the bacteria, there's nothing in the immediate drug pipeline. >> if we lose the ability to treat these organisms that are so common with the available antibiotics, we go back to the dark ages in terms of people dying of simple wound infections. >> reporter: doctors at the cdc say if you or a loved one have to go to the hospitalf you're admitted, try to limit the time you're in any hospital and insist anyone who comes in the room, especially nurses, always washes their hands again and again. natalie, back to you. >> good advice. tom costello in bethesda,
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maryland. the woman who survived a flesh eating disease is back home. 24-year-old amy copeland returned home after losing her hands, right foot and left leg. a look at what's trending, what has you talking online. madonna is waving the white flag in her feud with elton john or is she. at a recent concert in france she forgave sir elton for calling her a fair ground stripper. >> a fan of this. i know he's a big fan of mine. you know what, i forgive him. >> but it may not be water under the bridge. the song she dedicated to him was masterpiece, which sparked the feud when it beat e..on john's hello hello at the golden globe. these racy pictures on yahoo! and shared on facebook. we can see why. celine dion and nicole kidman
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posing for a sexy shoot for d magazine. jimmy fallon rag time barbershop quartet is going viral with their rendition of a bob marley classic. ♪ girl going to make you sweat you can't sweat no more if you cry out i'm going to push you some more ♪ >> a late night fan wrote into fallon asking him to combine reggae with barber shop music. you know what, jimmy, it works. it always works. 8:06, back outside to al with a check of the weather. is there anything he can't do. >> i think we ought to do a little barber shop quartet. i think it would be fun. who is the birthday girl? what's your name? >> ashley. >> where are you from. >> pennsylvania. >> and you all talk together? >> yeah. >> and you all wear the same outfits and you have antennas and blond hair. just all have antenna, it's just amazing. all right, happy birthday, ashley. let's see what we have as far as
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your weather is concerned. right now 170 miles east, south, southwest of santo domingo and 50-mile-per-hour winds. it is starting to strengthen and westerly winds at 15 miles per hour moving west, i should say at 15 miles per hour. you can see it makes landfall possibly early monday morning around the keys of florida and then makes its way to the gulf and possibly, again, around the gulf coast, central gulf coast some time sunday morning. risk of strong storms in the northern plains and heavy rain along the south atlantic coast. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, off to a pleasant start this morning. in the 60s most locations and reagan national right on the title potomac right at 74 and at the bay around 70. later today partly sunny and mid and upper 80s by mid-afternoon and cloudy tonight and mostly cloudy weekend and might get a morning shower or passing afternoon thundershower and highs near 80 and on sunday,
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too, a passing shower, although a smaller chance than saturday and monday partly sunny and upper 80s and >> and that's your latest weather. mr. lauer. >> thank you very much. when we come back we'll catch up with our favorite family, the duggars. we have train arriving right after these messages. [ male announcer ] there's chicken and there's juicy chicken hellmann's is the secret to making parmesan crusted chicken
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back with america's biggest families, the dug arrest. they are gearing up for the sixth season of their popular tlc show, "19 kids and counting." they are all with us this morning. hey, duggars, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> i'm still full from that morning we had breakfast together last season. you probably just finished clearing the dishes. >> that was a lot of fun. we enjoyed having you over. >> when you come here, have you a big announcement. let's get that out of the way. do you have any news this morning? >> not that i know of. we would love to but we don't today. >> that actually raises a good question. i know you love children and would welcome any kids that come along with open arms. but are you actively hoping to have more kids? >> we definitely are. we would love for the lord to
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give us more. we will wait and see. today isn't one of those days where we get to make that kind of announcement. our big announcement is our new season starting up. >> we have fun trying. >> jim bob, you sly dog you. one thing we get to see this season is the duggar family trip. you packed everybody up to go to a family wedding in florida. how much organization does that have to take? how early do you have to start packing? >> wow, that was quite a different way of doing it. we went earlier and our oldest daughter janet was the one that started packing. she had a lot of helpers help her to do that. >> well, it looks like quite the ordeal. what was it like for the little ones to get to be involved in that wedding? was that fun? >> they enjoyed it so much. i think the little ones especially that got to ride in this beautiful little decorated wagon, they enjoyed that a lot. i think just the fun of getting
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to see our family members through anna's family, anna's sister priscilla married david. it was a beautiful ceremony. >> we want to talk to you guys a lot more in our next hour. just wanted to say hi, so we'll see you in a little bit. okay? >> great. >> 8:12 now. here is matt. >> savannah, thanks. we talked a lot about swimming sensation missy franklin leading up to the london olympic games, the 17-year-old missile certainly lived up to the hype winning five medals, four of those were gold. she also set a world record in the 200 meter backstroke and just started her senior year of high school. missy, it's great to see you. welcome back. >> thank you. >> how do you do that? seriously, how do you go from what you just experienced in london and just start school again? >> it's my friends and family. i was so excited to get back and see my classmates and see regis again. >> let's mention regis, not regis philbin.
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most students the night before the first day of school make sure they have the right outfit, the right notebooks, you did jay leno. so it has to set you apart. are you worried at all you'll never be able to be viewed as just a student again? >> definitely not. regis is such a special place for me to just be missy. all my classmates know i'm there to have fun. give me a space to be me. >> yet you have all these opportunities that are different. there's no question about it. by the way, congratulations, you just booked an acting gig. >> i did. >> tell us about the project. >> i got a cameo in a movie "internship," owens wilson. >> what are you going to do? >> you'll have to see. >> it's a secret? you're not allowed to tell us anything? >> nothing. >> everyone who knows you knows
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you're a belieber. >> i am. >> one of the perks of winning five olympic medals is -- >> he notices you. >> what happened? >> he sent me a huge care package. i go home, my mom is onso cute, she had it set out on the table, t-shirts, cds. >> he has a concert in denver. are you going to be able to go? >> i'm going to be able to go. it's in january. my friend bought me tickets for my birthday. we're going to get back stage passes. >> you got a tattoo. >> i did. so weird. >> you're going to have to help me. i told my kids they can't get a tattoo until they are 18. help me out. where duties a tattoo. >> on my right hip, the olympic rings. it's the only tattoo i'm going to get. i grew up watching all my big role models with that tattoo, i wanted it so bad. >> now the decision, so much talked about, stay amateur and compete in college or go pro and
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take advantage of what i would imagine are crazy lucrative offers waved in front of your face. where do you stand? >> right now we've definitely talked about it a little bit. i think we still want to talk about it more. as of right now we've had college coaches coming to the house and i will be taking my visits in the fall and we'll go from there. >> does the fact you have said so many times in the past that you're going to swim in college in some ways make this a no win situation? are you afraid of going back on your word? >> i think so. it's hard. i definitely put it out there i do want to swim in college, something i want to do. i don't want people to think that's not how i feel anymore because it is. >> if you hadn't said that, do you think you'd be in the direction of going pro. >> i still think i want to swim in college. just because i said that, it doesn't amplify the fact i want to do it. i've always wanted to do it whether i said something about it or not. >> i know you're going to participate in the doubles of the u.s. open. >> i am. i'm apologizing now for everyone that wants. >> carly rae jepsen.
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>> i'm not sure what's going to happen. i'm going to go there and do whatever they want me to. >> thank you so much. always nice to catch up with you. everything kids need to know. remember, you can't get a tattoo until you're 18. to make the most of this college experience. that's right after this. it's time to live... wider awake. only the beautyrest recharge sleep system combines the comfort of aircool memory foam layered on top of beautyrest pocketed coils to promote proper sleeping posture all night long. the revolutionary recharge sleep system from beautyrest... it's you, fully charged. receive up to a $300 beautyrest visa prepaid card when you buy select beautyrest mattress sets.
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>> we start with the biggest transition of any child's life. first thing to do, straight talk about alcohol and drug use. >> we have to think about safety. safety comes with knowing what to do about alcohol and drugs. you can say don't do it. it's not going to happen. your kids are. be honest, factual, encourage them to go out with a buddy and be safe, know what they are getting into and stand up for themselves. if they want to say no, say no. >> healthy living, sleep at the top of the list. >> without sleep we don't function well. in college it's easy to not get enough sleep. try to get, we want to say seven to sate, as much as you can, you'll function better, do better in school. >> the dreaded freshman 15, weight gain. >> weight gain is a tough thing, start teaching them healthy eating, prepare them to have water in their room, granl ark bars, good healthy snacks so they don't have to order pizza. they have things ready to go. >> another, healthy exercise. >> we want to be doing that.
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a lot of schools offer for one credit, bonus fitness, get a credit, someone to exercise with. >> another huge skill, time management. >> this might be the most important thing. we don't know how to schedule ourselves. as a teenager you're often ready for someone to schedule it for you. don't schedule morning classes if you won't get up, work with a friend for good study habits, work with your adviser, ask for help. >> good advice as they enter adulthood. thank you. >> here is matt. >> savannah, thanks. college comes with a huge price tag. that goes well beyond tuition. jean chatzky, good morning. >> good morning. >> you say there are hidden costs, you need to know about them of this snes are the places kids get into trouble financially. the first are food. there are swipes which get you all you can eat meal then there are dining dollars on many campuses. your kids need to understand
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dining dollars need to be budged. how many meals should they buy and how much are they spending each meal to keep it clean. >> break it down, understand it going in. next atm cost, kids need cash on a regular basis and fees. >> $3 a pop if you're using a bank you don't bank with. the best thing to do is just open a bank account on the campus bank and make sure you maintain a minimum balance. >> how do you feel about credit cards for kids in college? >> you know, i was never a fan of kids having their own credit cards, which they can no longer do. >> a law against that. >> the card act, 21 or an income. i do think it's a good move to sign your kids up as an authorized using one of your cards so they come out of school with a credit history. if they want to buy a car or get an apartment they are going to need that. just make sure you monitor the bill. >> to offset costs, a lot of students need a part-time job. your advice is look early. >> look early especially if you're on a rural campus.
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those work-study jobs go fast. look for a job you can keep more than one year. that's how you get raises. >> good information. over to al. >> thanks so much. all the cool kids stocked up with the latest gadgets. how do you decide what for your family. mario armstrong our expert. laptop can bust your budget. >> $499 for this dell, though. you do not have to spend a lot of money to get a decent laptop. 15r, great for research, papers. >> enough ram. >> good hard drive, a good deal. >> textbook. you can spend a lot of dough. >> i have one here. here you can rent them. for half the price. a math book for $65. normally if you bought it, it would be $100. ebooks are huge using an app called inkling, do a lot of things, looking at chapter, buy by chapter, video, motion. >> speaking of video kids want to watch tv.
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>> $179 for this thin 24 inch tosh in ark, sit in your dorm room, $179. >> you like these speakers. >> they are only $39, the jam box. they sound amazing, al. bluetooth wireless, connect the cord, different colors, look great. >> you look rap, your roommate looks country. >> you need good headphones,, awesome set of headphones, sound gray for $24. >> save surprise. >> organization is key. has great ideas $29.99 and up to keep things neat and decluttered. >> mario armstrong. thanks so much. >> you're welcome, al. >> just ahead, a live concert on the plaza. but first -- >> happy about school. >> first your local news and weather. there you go. get ready for train.
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8:26 on this friday, august 24th. making headlines today, police are investigating a bank break in in georgetown. somebody dressed in all black set off an alarm inside the m & t bank around 3:00 this morning. police are trying to figure out if anything was taken. let's start with a check on the forecast. here's storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. right now around the region, a beautiful summer morning under way, a few clouds drifting over the metro area and temperatures now near 70 and little more humid, afternoon highs mid and aupper 80s and then cloudy tonight and a lot of clouds over the weekend and might get a morning shower this morning or afternoon thundershower and then maybe a passing shower and
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another chance on tuesday afternoon and evening and otherwise a dry week coming up. aaron? >> thank you, tom. a traffic check is
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good morning, taking the orange line.
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a disabled train at the boston metro station. that train is out of the way, but still seeing delays on the orange line. just be aware of that as you're making your commute today. >> thank you,
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♪ >> 8:30 now on this friday morning august 24th, 2012. we are getting a jump-start on the weekend with a great concert in rockefeller plaza. train will take the stage for the full half hour just ahead. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside
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matt lauer, al roker. >> as we get ready to head to the labor day weekend, matchbox 20 will take over the concert stage, a special holiday edition of our concert. september 18th, get ready, one of our favorites, pink will be here live in concert as well. batten down the hatches and mark your calendars. >> still to come, some of the hottest news why the world can't get enough of this korean rock star and his crazy dance. >> get him on our plaza. >> all right. and then the duggars were here earlier. they have got a lot more to talk about. we talked to them briefly in our last half hour. they are going to join us a little later on to continue the discussions. >> all right. we want to say hello to the bronze medalist.
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great to see you. let me get this straight. gloria estefan threw you a celebration party when you got back to miami. >> yeah, it was a lot of fun. >> have you been partying nonstop since you got home. >> not much partying. >> the gym where you work out, a lot of the younger athletes are looking at you saying you are their inspiration. what does it mean to you? >> it's a huge deal. that's kind of one of my bigger goals to always try to inspire the younger kids like i was inspired with the people i used to watch. >> you're back now. you've had a little time to digest this. as you look back at the experience, what was the highlight, one of the highlights for you? >> you mean besides -- >> besides this. >> just being in the village. it was great to see all the different countries, all the different sports. it was really a lot of fun. a lot of love for the sport. everybody kind of understood
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each other. >> i know you already have your sights set orneryo. how soon in advance do you start training and getting back in preolympic shape. >> basically immediately. i'm going to take a little vacation. after that i'll come back and keep training. >> does the lucky towel go everywhere with you as you have it today? the blankie? >> no, no, not a blankie. >> everybody needs their good luck charm. >> linus. >> people have been calling me that on twitter. >> good to see you back here in the states. congratulations. >> great to have you here. let's get a check of the the weather. >> see what we've got for you. we are looking at rain getting involved from -- i should say from isaac down through southern florida. western half of the country looks great p. rain in the midsection of the u.s. and then on sunday, sunday, more heavy rain moving into
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southern florida. sunny and hot from texas on into the west. some afternoon showers in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> another delightful summer morning under way. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. 60s to near 70 in the suburbs and in the rural areas, still in the low to mid-60s and quickly climbing into the 80s and partly sunny sky. and then tonight, cloudy and looks like a cloudy weekend. maybe a morning shower tomorrow and a greater chance of afternoon thundershowers on saturday and perhaps into saturday evening and off and on sunday, too. passing showers and then, >> with the approach of tropical storm isaac. any time you need weather go to weather channel on cable or now let's check in with willard scott. hi, willie. >> lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. take a look, from palm harbor,
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walter matter, 102 years. loves fishing. i bet he loves cooking the fish he caught. mae keane in middlebury, connecticut, 106 years old today. great dancer. she certainly enjosie an occasional bailey's irish cream. does she put it in coffee? i don't know. she didn't write that. willie ballard-lynn. 100 years old. the happiest when surrounded by her loving family. that means an awful lot to almost all these folks. that's great. james and eloise hawkins from canton, missouri. they have been married 75 years. they are crazy about each other. once in a while a little smooch to keep things interesting. william laun, 101 years old, a world war ii veteran, loves
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telling jokes. erva lynch from summerfield, florida is 107 years old. she says the best thing about getting older is there's no peer pressure. she can do what she well pleases. how about that. now back to new york where they do what they do. >> willard, thank you very much. when we come back, concert up on that stage. but first this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] some think obamacare is the same as free health care. but nothing is free. obama is raiding $716 billion from medicare, changing the program forever. taxing wheelchairs and pacemakers. raising taxes on families making less than one hundred twenty thousand dollars. free healthcare comes at a very high price.
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>> announcer: toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. >> it's time to kick off our friday concert in rockefeller concert. without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, train. ♪ hey hey hey
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your lipstick stains on the front lobe of my left side brains ♪ ♪ i knew i wouldn't forget you and so i went and let you blow my mind your sweet moonbeam ♪ ♪ the smell of you in every single dream i dream ♪ ♪ i knew when we collided you're the one i have decided who's one of my kind ♪ ♪ hey soul sister ain't that mister mister on the radio, stereo ♪ ♪ the way you move ain't fair you know ♪ ♪ hey soul sister, i don't wanna miss a single thing
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you do tonight ♪ ♪ hey hey hey just in time, i'm so glad you have a one track mind like me ♪ ♪ you gave my life direction a game show love connection we can't deny ♪ ♪ i'm so obsessed my heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest ♪ ♪ i believe in you like a virgin, you're madonna and i'm always gonna wanna blow your mind ♪ ♪ hey soul sister ain't that mister mister on the radio, stereo ♪ ♪ the way you move
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ain't fair you know ♪ ♪ hey soul sister i don't wanna miss a single thing you do tonight ♪ ♪ the way you can cut a rug watching you is the only drug i need ♪ ♪ so gangster, i'm so thug you're the only one i'm dreaming of ♪ ♪ you see i can be myself now finally in fact there's nothing i can't be ♪ ♪ i want the world to see you'll be with me ♪ ♪ hey soul sister ain't that mister mister on the radio, stereo ♪ ♪ the way you move ain't fair you know ♪ ♪ hey soul sister i don't wanna miss a single thing you do tonight ♪ ♪ hey soul sister i don't wanna miss a single thing you do tonight ♪
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♪ hey hey hey tonight ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> there's a lot more where that came from. we are back with more music from train in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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about 20 years now. they have been churning outnumber one hits and selling lots of albums. now they are on tour. their latest cd is called california 37. nice to see you. welcome back. how are you doing?
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so i was thinking about your early days since it's been 20 years. all those days of playing little clubs and trying to get gigs, are those memories miles away or do you still think about it? >> i love those days. they still feel really great. but i love this, too. i love we're playing in new york city, central park on monday, thousands of people there, really good. >> how does life on the road treat you these days? touring with these guys, all copacetic? >> i don't think we've ever had more fun together. i just think we really miss our families. we travel the world now. it's a pretty big place when it's not on the internet. >> what's with the woodstock atmosphere. i hear it's a lovefest, people come up on stage and getting married at your concerts. >> with "marry me" a lot of people getting engaged. they do. scott has been ordained recently so he marries here and there.
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>> picking up spare change on the side. you guys are also entrepreneurs. not only music business but you're into wine with a cause in mine. >> on san, the simi san francisco wine company and we make wine and we give this money to this incredible charity called family house in san francisco. new, we started yesterday, we've combined chocolate with wine and gar deli combined with us and we make chocolate bars. all that goes, too. >> we want to make an announcement, since you're winemakers, they have decided to make you the official band of the "today" show. >> what are you going to play now? >> say good-bye.
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♪ my heart is paralyzed my head was oversized ♪ ♪ i'll take the high road like i should ♪ ♪ you said it's meant to be it's not you, it's me ♪ ♪ you're leaving now ♪ you're leaving now for good. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i returned everything i ever bought her help me, help me ♪
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♪ i'm all out of lies and ways to say you died ♪ ♪ ♪ my pride still feels the sting you were my everything someday i'll find a love like yours ♪ ♪ a love like yours ♪ she'll think i'm superman ♪ not super minivan how could you leave on yom kippur ♪ that's cool. >> but if my friends ask where you are prime minister i'm gonna say she was caught in a mudslide eaten by a lion
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got run over by a crappy purple scion. ♪ membership me, help me i'm no good at good buys ♪ ♪ she dried up in the desert drowned in a hot tub chanced to death at an east side nightclub help me help me ♪ ♪ i'm all out of lies and ways to say you died ♪ ♪ i wanna live a thousand lives with you i wannabe the one you're dying to love ♪ ♪ but you don't want to ♪ that's cool but if my friends ask where you are i'm gonna say ♪ ♪ that's cool but if my friends ask where you are i'm gonna say ♪ ♪ she went down in an airplane fried getting sun stand
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fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand help me help me i'm no good at good byes she met a shark under water fell and no one caught her i returned everything i ever bought her help me help me i'm all out of lies she was caught by a mudslide ♪ ♪ help me help me ♪ i'm all out of lies and ways to say you died ♪ >> music from train friday morning. ahead this is "today" on nbc.
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>> all week we've been asking you to vote for one of the songs you want train to perform. the choices were drive by, is this love, or save me san francisco. which song won? ladies and gentlemen, here's train. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell because i really fell for you ♪ ♪ oh i swear to you i'll be there for you this is not a drive by just a shy guy looking for a two ply hefty bag to hold my love when you move me everything is groovy they don't like it sue me either way you do me oh i swear to you i'll be there for you this is not a drive by ♪ ♪ please believe that when i leave ♪
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♪ there's nothing up my sleeve but love for you and a little time to get my head together, too ♪ ♪ on the other side of the street i knew stood a girl that looked like you i guess that deja vu but i thought this can't be true ♪ ♪ cause oh i swear to you i'll be there for you this is not a drive by just a shy guy. >> looking for a two ply hefty bag to hold my love ♪ ♪ when you move me everything is groovy they don't like it sue me either way you do me ♪ ♪ oh i swear to you i'll be there for you this is not a drive by ♪ >> that's train singing the song
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our viewers chose. more songs in a moment but first your local news and weather. 8:56 is your time now on this friday, august 24th, 2012. good morning, i'm eun yang. news 4 obtained this video of a bus slamming into a silver spring home. the driver was attempting to make a right turn from state side drive. no one on the bus or inside the
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house was seriously hurt. let's get a check of the forecast now with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. good morning. >> delightful summer morning under way. highs reaching the 80s later this afternoon and right now in the low and mid-70s. reagan national 76 and then clouds tonight and it looks like a lot of clouds for the weekend. right now, looks like it could only be up and around 80 tomorrow afternoon with some showers and maybe some thundershowers and maybe on sunday, as well.
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good morning. watching an accident eastbound at minor lane, that cra
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>> music from train friday morning. back with more of "today" august 24th, 2012. lots of people on the plaza happy with what they just heard. if you're just tuning in,
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there's more music from train just ahead. thank you so much. great seeing you again,ood luck on the tour. meanwhile i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie and al roker. coming up, more with the dug arrest. >> we caught up with them a little bit. there are 24 of them. you really need time to get to all of the questions. we'll check back in with the entire duggar clan in just a couple moments. >> the hottest news out of hollywood, including lady gaga changing her look getting rid of her platinum looks for a fresh new look. the actor that nabbed a starring role in the "hunger games." and matt's favorite. >> those things you tell your kids when you're a parent. true or a steer. mr. roker, you make that face, it will stay that way. >> that's been a big problem. >> fact and fiction.
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first inside to natalie with the headlines. >> good morning. cycling champion lance armstrong will be stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned from life from the sport he made famous. he release add statement, enough is enough. he decided to drop his challenge against the anti-doping agency's garnlgs he used performance enhancing drugs. the ada does not have authority to strip him of his title. assertion the head of the agency denies. closing in on dominican republic, isaac expected to dump heavy rains across the region. right now the storm is on track to hit the u.s. gulf coast next week. justice in norway this morning as anders behring breivik has been convicted of carrying out a massacre that killed 77 people in bomb and gun attacks. breivik was deemed sane and found guilty of terrorism and premeditated murder.
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maximum prison term allowed under norwegian law was 22 years. breivik received a prison term that allowed authorities to keep him behind bars as long as he's considered dangerous. more backlash this morning surrounding the new book about the killing of osama bin laden. the author of "no easy day" is a former navy s.e.a.l. from s.e.a.l. team six that carried out last year's daring mission. the author gives a blow by blow narrative of the details. if the book leaks classified information, the author could be prosecuted. a girl reported missing more than two years ago has now been found in illinois. just 15 years old when she disappeared, the girl told police she escaped after being held captive for years and repeatedly sexually assaulted. they recovered her young child which she says is a product of
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rape by her captor. a 24-year-old man and his mother were arrested. new details. holmes as a student at university of colorado, the school was concerned enough about his behavior to run a background check on him. in june he failed an oral board exam. he then with drew from the school three days later. prosecutors argue events leading up to the massacre can help pinpoint a motive. wildfires scorching northern california. more than 60 homes have been destroyed and flames threatening almost 1,000 more. some 2500 firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze. and if you're going to wear the spider-man suit, you've got to commit to the part. this video from poland is going viral and shows one guy who wants to be warsaw's newest superhero. he may not be ready for the silver screen yet but he certainly has the spidey sense at least to get people laughing or at least to get one elderly subway rider angry enough to
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say, this isn't the olympics. now four minutes after the hour. let's go back outside to al with a check of your weather. >> i don't think anybody was confusing that with the olympics but still pretty funny. all right, natalie, thanks so mump. this the latest we've got right now on tropical st tropical sto. right now 175 miles south, southwest of santo domingo and 50-mile-per-hour winds and moving to the west at 15 miles per hour and already seeing heavy rain making its way into puerto rico and as it does, that rain is starting to see into his p panola. now, this is the path of the storm coming up across and between kingston and on into cuba. saturday morning it's still a tropical storm, makes its way over cuba so that's going to inhibit the growth and the intensification, but then as it makes its way back out into the warmer waters of the gulf, it comes across as a tropical storm.
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key west makes its way and water temperatures in the mid up toer 80s and that's more intensification and more fuel for that system and comes onshore some time early wednesday probably as a category 1 storm. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. another very pleasant late august morning. not too humid and it's rather humid, but not sweltering humidity and low and mid-70s around the region later today into the mid and upper 80s and partly sunny. cloudy tonight, looks like a lot of clouds for the weekend. a trough of low pressure along the seaboard may bring some rain as far west as the d.c., baltimore hours and saturday >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al. thanks. now to more of one of our favorite and definitely one of the largest families we know. the dug arrest back with season six's 19 kids and counting. needless to say with kids ranging in age from 24 to 2 1/2,
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packing for a trip can be a process. >> jackson and johanna, why don't y'all do the socks. put all the socks together, the right ones. we need 32 pairs of socks for the younger boys and 15 for the older boys. >> more you have them occupy doing stuff, they weren't getting into stuff i was doing. >> little socks and big socks. >> put the right colors together. >> jim bob and michelle are with us along with their 19 kids, daughter-in-law, anna, and their two new grandchildren. good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> who was that on the tape? was that janna acting like the drill sergeant there? she's got a future? >> yes. shee amazing, i'll tell you. she can run a household. she could probably run a small business easily. >> future ceo perhaps. jim bob, this is the eighth year
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of your show. i wonder how you're feeling about the reality show? is this something you would do forever if you could or do you ever think, boy, we may have to hang it up someday. >> we feel like over the years people have encouraged us. we feel like this is a way to share principles and help other people. as a matter of fact, a lot of people watch our show and go to our website at and find more about our family and we feel like it's a family ministry. >> everybody is so fascinated about how you pull this off. when i was there in the spring, it's like a 19 ring circus, but a well managed one. do you go back and watch shows and say i had no idea that happened. >> many times. it's amazing what others will catch on video whenever our children are doing things without us knowing. it's amazing. >> do the kids ever watch
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themselves in the show in do they have a recognition, especially the little ones, that they are tv stars? >> my little ones do sometimes. they will be like, hey, that's grandpa, that's grandma, that's our family. kind of like having home videos everybody watches. >> josh and anna, you have two grandchildren. i don't mean to get up in your business but are you happy to carry on this family tradition of really big families? >> we would love more. i think we're just learning to love the two children that god has given us. if he gives us more, we would be grateful. >> anna, what did your family think when you went to a family weddinging, i think it was your sister's wedding, and all the duggars came. was that the first experience with the big family? >> we were glad to have them back and we had a great time. >> i think it is sometimes overwhelming for people that may not interact with that large of
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a group to have everyone there and especially at a wedding where you have -- you're all dressed up and trying to keep everybody in order and keep them all in their right place and the right timing. it's definitely a lot of organized chaos. >> michelle, i've got to ask you, i read this this morning. i'm sure you've heard this before. it is a staggering fact. with 19 kids, have you been pregnant a total of 144 months of your life. that is 12 years. do you ever think about that? >> i do. i really do. i think it will be a sad day for me whenever i know that we're not able to have any more but we'll look forward to grand babies. we're definitely enjoying the ones we've got right now so hopefully we won't have that empty nest syndrome. >> i don't think you're going to have an empty nest for a really, really long time. jim bob, we talked about this last hour. i asked you guys, is it a matter of welcoming a child if it happens to come along or hoping to have more children you guys
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said we're hoping to have more kids. a lot of people might scratch their heads and say, really, is 19 not enough? >> yes. we really consider each child a blessing from god. each one of our children are glad to be here. aren't you guys? >> yes. >> they love their brothers and sisters. we've heard it said, if you learn to get along with your brothers and sisters, you can learn to get along with anyone. life in a big family is really preparation for life out in the real world. >> you have the two grandkids now. michelle, are you getting that grandma experience, something that feels different than the mothering experience we know you certainly have? >> definitely. it is the most wonderful thing. i've heard people say it's great. now i know what they were talking about. having these grandchildren is such a joy. they are precious. it is such a sweet relationship. >> well, it's so great to see you guys. i had the best time when i visited you. remember, i tried to remember all 19 kids' names. >> you were amazing. i was so surprised.
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you did better than i would have done? >> i don't know about that. i'm not going to try it again today but it was a fun thing to do at parties for a while. i would just reel off the duggar names. everybody was impressed. >> you'll have to come back for a visit sometime. >> love to do that. we want to remind everybody, the new episode of "19 kids and counting" tuesday night on tlc. coming up next, the hottest news out of hollywood, including the new "hunger games" star, lady gaga's new do plus more. oh, we call it the bundler. let's say you need home and auto insurance. you give us your information once, online... [ whirring and beeping ] [ ding! ] and we give you a discount on both. sort of like two in one. how did you guys think of that? it just came to us. what? bundling and saving made easy. now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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things new in hollywood. e! news correspondent, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. say what? >> celebrity quotes and you'll tell us the quotes and try to identify who said that. >> ready for the first one? >> let's go. >> for me to tell someone that my husband had cancer, that we were struggling to have kids, or whatever we've gone through, talking about my life let's people know who is the real me. was it one, celine, dion, katie couric, catherine zeta-jones. >> number one. >> this was an interesting interview. prince harry isn't the only one going naked. >> very revealing. >> very revealing. she's topless, covering up her chest area. she talks about motherhood, struggled with infertility, had in vitro. i love interviewing celine, she's fun, off the cuff. >> nicole kidman as well. >> sounds like somebody having a
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hard time. >> i hope you guys realize i was born into this, it wasn't my choice. was this drew barrymore, paris jackson or macaulay culkin. >> paris jackson. >> she tweeted this yesterday. her cousin named co-conservator along with katherine jackson. she since deleted the tweet. it takes me back to when she said, so help me god, i'll make whoever took my grandmother pay for this. the jacksons are in turmoil. >> hope it settles down for her. moving onto the next topic, what's hot in hollywood. korean rapper burning up the charts, on youtube, everywhere. everybody loves his video and the dance he does. >> can you do it? >> no, don't even try. >> here he goes. he is a huge star in korea. has come over here. there he goes. 49 million views on youtube. the number one most downloaded
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video on itunes. this is like his fifth or sixth album. he's met with justin bieber's manager. i think he's going to be a star. if he isn't a star. >> nelly. >> doing the dance. >> starting the dance craze. we're learning it. somebody else who is not yet a household name but you say just wait, it's happening already, actor sam claflin. >> yes, he was cast at finnick. this is a game changer. everyone wanted this role. 26-year-old british actor, "snow white and the huntsman," also with hilary swank. >> "the hunger games" star, on his way. >> hottest celebrity pics. she posted this at the age of 21 with a little advice she would give that 21-year-old.
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>> that's when she was starring on 90210. she said she would have told 21-year-old tory, be confidence, not you're own worst enemy. her self-esteem is low. she posted this controversial picture, people are saying, you're pregnant. >> she looks beautiful. >> posing in pregnancy. >> then lady gaga traded in her signature -- well, her platinum blondes. i don't know if it was signature because it was not real, now brunette. >> she calls this louis vuitton brown. >> pretty. in a more serious phase of her life. she was defending harry. hashtag royals are people, too. >> leave it there. good stuff on e-mix. still one more song from the hit band train.
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quick and easy recipe with a mediterranean fare you can have with your family. >> very nice. first your local news, weather, and one more song from train. you kids almost ready? i've got breakfast waiting for you. wooo! uh oh. what? mom's doing her exercise video again. when mom's on a health kick, all of us are. and now she's made us breakfast. uh oh. [ male announcer ] eggo nutri-grain waffles. you know it's made with 8 grams of whole grain and is a good source of fiber. all they know is it tastes great.
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it is 9:26 on this friday, august 24th. making headlines. the man accused of shooting a security guard at the family research council will be in court this afternoon. the grand jury indicted floyd corkens for last week's shooting. recently supported chic-fil-a's president's views against same-sex marriage. i'm aaron gilkrochrist. let's check the forecast with tom kierein. >> delightful summer morning and i just took this picture of some cottonball clouds over northwest washington. you can post your pics to and follow me on twitter and facebook and share your pics as we look at
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the next several days. the next several days. kind ohe's made his choice. but what choices will women be left with? just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding.
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in congress, ryan voted to ban all federal funding for planned parenthood and allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings and birth control. and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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creamy yogurt down below. delectable, layer of fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. wow. you really are bilingual. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >> what do you think of it? >> i think it's old. >> it's great. if we clean it up, you can use it for work. >> yeah? >> i'm going to get it for you. >> thank you, mrs. janson. >> that's 2011's sexiest man alive, bradley cooper starring as a man who gains great success publishing someone else's writings under his own name in the new movie "the words." he'll be here live monday on "today." >> interesting. >> meanwhile just ahead, looking for something easy and delicious to cook this weekend, look no
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further. we have some greek inspired treats. you, your family and friends will love. >> all right. plus, do you use mommy myths on your kids, or daddy myths. things like put on a hat. 90% of your body heat escapes through your head. how often have you heard that one. there is any truth to that? is there any truth to that? maybe. we'll get into that coming up. >> okay. then we'll have one more song from train. first miss jenna wolfe is here ready to rock out and tell us what's happening on the weekend. >> a fun morning. hey, guys. we'll be tracking tropical storm isaac as it approaches florida and the gulf coast. we'll check on that this weekend. looking for work. jobs that pay well without requiring a college degree. speaking of jobs, we'll introduce you to a woman who gave up her career to raise a family. now at the age of 55, she's getting a second chance in show business. it's a good story. making a splash, i've done some interesting things from time to
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time on the "today" show. this one i've seen momentarily takes the cake. >> not so much. >> hilarious. >> wasn't -- i'm not sure what it was. i spent the afternoon down in tampa, florida as a mermaid. let me tell you, extremely difficult. not as easy as you think to be a mermaid for the day. >> the mermaid thing. >> every 60 or 70 years or so it likes to come back. these are wonderful people, very athletic. all those stories and more when we see you this weekend on "today." >> you have to have a strong core. >> and strong arms. your legs are bound. international mermaid. >> when did you -- >> thursday. >> mr. of the weather for us. >> let's look at the weekend and see what we have for tomorrow. start to see some of the impacts from southern florida and sunny
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and warm weather and hot through the southwest and showers along the mississippi river. as we move into sunday, sunday. heavy rain in southern florida. thanks to isaac. the heat continues, texas into the southwest and afternoon showers moving into the pacific northwest. we're looking at some rain in the northern mississippi river valley. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. storm 4 team meteorologist tom kierein with your four-day forecast. right now, we are in the 70s later today into the 80s with a partly sunny sky and cloudy tonight and a lot of clouds over the weekend and passing showers and thundershowers on saturday, saturday night and perhaps on sunday. now, the seven-day outlook into next week. partly sunny monday and afternoon thundershowers on tuesday and then wednesday, thursday, partly sunny both days with morning low 60s. afte >> and that's your latest weather. >> thanks, al. coming up next, fact or fiction when it comes to the truths we've told our kids coming up right after this.
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this morning on "today's" mom, mommy myths as parents tell a few little white lies here and there. is there any truth like sitting too close to the tv will cause you to become cross eyed. good morning. good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> this is near and dear to a lot of us, including you with your twin 7-year-old boy. >> i'm guilty of a lot of this, i have to confess. >> why do we, as moms, do this. >> i think to stop them from doing things you don't want them to do, sometimes to save your insanity and you reach for the first things that come to your mind. >> some things your mom told you
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at one time. >> exactly. >> some things on our facebook page, telling mom myths is not lying to my child, it was a resource to help keep them in check or out of trouble. i don't think of it as a lie. at that age, appealing to a kid's imagination is more effective than simply telling them not to do something. do you agree with that? >> there's a lot of truth to that. you have little kids yourself. >> i have a lot of mommy myths. >> you rip out whatever will work in the moment. as you said, often something something you've been programmed and you reach for it because it's what your mommy said to you. >> let's go through a couple of them. can you tell us if there's any truth. first, you hear so often, don't sit close to the tv, you'll end up close-eyed or blind. >> not true. you won't end up cross eyed or blind. tvs have changed a lot. >> i use this at home. >> i think you have to find another one. >> not affect their eyesight.
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next, swallowed gum takes seven years to digest. >> this is my favorite. i hit the look of a little kid chewing gum. not true. it will come out when you go to the bathroom. >> knuckles big. >> even though you don't like the sound of it. it's actually not true. not going to hurt you. it's the ligaments going over the bone that makes the noise or air escaping. >> couple more from our "today" mom's facebook page. don't swallow watermelon seeds. if you do, you might have a watermelon grow in your stomach. i don't think anybody buys this one. >> i don't think kids buy that one. you'll get an eye roll out of that one. as long as they learn about sunlight and air and all that stomach acid. >> amy clark says i tell my daughter if she acts naughty or lies her insides get crusty. she now tells on herself and corrects her bad behavior right away. i'm going to try that one. >> pretty good.
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>> pretty good. this is one. actually there may be some truth to this one. don't lick metal outside in the winter, your tongue will stick, as we saw in the christmas story, right? >> right. >> the kid whose tongue gets caught. >> that has a degree of logic to it. wet freezes quickly. kids don't do it. moms feel good about telling your kids that one. >> there is a little truth there. many enjoying the last days of summer. if you eat a meal, don't swim after, you could cramp or drowned. any truth there. >> you're not going to drowned. you may cramp. the whole hour afterward, if you ever try to contain a kid for an hour. you don't have to worry too much about them drowning. >> if your teen or tween wants to shave your legs. don't shave your legs, the hair will grow back thicker. any truth to this? >> what this is, if you shave your legs you're cutting the hair midway down the shaft.
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i didn't know this until we researched it. it looks thicker but is not thicker. it tapers at the end. it's a way moms have tried to preserve kids from sharveg their legs to preserve that innocence but it's not true. >> what about mommy myths that scare your child. a mom wrote on the website, i had such a terrible time keeping my 2-year-old in bed so i told her the night sharks come out and swim around the bed and will get her if she gets out, a bed. seems to work for her. >> i feel for kelly, because honestly i've said some things i've regretted the next day. we've all been there. the psychologist wouldn't recommend it. who hasn't said something to their kids like that. >> the last one here, wearing the hats, i guess the advice you often hear is that the heat escapes from your head, so moms always say make sure you wear a hat when you go outside. there is truth there? >> i'm guilty of using that one, too, to this day. apparently it's only true if
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you're a baby. the proportion of your head size to your body size. so you can't really get away with that anymore. >> for a newborn it applies. >> yes. >> thanks so much. >> thanks, natalie. >> up next, fast and fresh mediterranean meals greek style right after this. [ radio ] it's a scorcher out there...stay refreshed! [ female announcer ] new lipton tea & honey. sweetened with honey, made from real tea leaves and real fruit flavors. ♪ it's never felt so real
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good morning. on "today's" kitchen, easy as one, two, three. whether cooking for yourself or entertaining guests you want foods fast and fresh. this morning we have two. the chef and owner of a restaurant, good to see you. >> good morning, how are you? >> you just got back from greece and you were inspired. >> yes, there last week. everywhere i went there was beautiful produce like we have here today. everybody made this thing called fava. turns out nothing to do with the fava beans, but peas, like a puree. >> what are we going to do? >> yellow split peas, soak them in water, bring them to a boil and have them nice and tender like here. start off by adding them to -- not that. we're going to add to here. a little bit of fresh lemon juice. a little sea salt and a little bit of olive oil.
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once you have the desired consistency, you just puree that up. then you end up with a nice little puree like this. okay? basically the puree is going to be accompanied with this yogurt dressing we make. again, fresh lemon juice, huge. >> greek yogurt. >> beautiful. >> fresh organizatiegano or dry. honey, a staple ingredient in greece. al, would you do that for me? >> sure. >> take a tomato, core it here. >> how hard to core one. >> if you're comfortable with your knife skills, do what i do, if not cut off the top and do it with your fingers. cut off the bottom so it's straight. take the fava puree, yellow split pea, add it there. crumbled feta, chopped onion. okay?
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a little micro greens on top. >> nice, healthy look to it. >> once we're done, fresh yogurt sauce, drizzle like this, stuffed tomatoes, great oppose advertiser, two per person or if you have time make small ones. >> can you use that as a dip? >> yes. basically we'll go back and talk about that. two cheeses that are popular. this is a firm, almost feta like made from sheep's whey. you can grill it. the smoke brings out the natural saltyness in the cheese. once you grill it, split pea puree, take them and dip it in. cheese used a lot. the difference with this cheese, more fatty. when you melt it, you don't get nice grill marks like you would
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on this cheese. nice melt, use it on top of a nice pizzas a sandwich or some cold meats like we have here. >> what are these meats. >> this is not meat, all portuguese meat. i'm portuguese, so bring my flavor in. portuguese cured ham and fresh chorizo. these go nice together. >> a combo going. >> a nice cocktail party. little pitas, pop out, grill off-seasoning. a fresh olive tappenaude make a spread. >> recipes on chef, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> one more song from the grammy winning song train, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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9:57 is your time on this friday, august 24th, 2012. a crash in hyattsville is causing some delays. >> hi, eun. here's the situation. a live look right now, a truck just completely sideways eastbound route 50 right around mlk and delays growing in the area. you are able to get by, but just two lanes to the right will get you by that accident.
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let's head over to tom to check our forecast. tom? >> beautiful summer morning. right now temperatures in the 70s to near 80 degrees and hit the mid and upper 80s by mid-afternoon. here is your four-day forecast. looking pretty cloudy for the weekend and might get passing showers or thundershowers on friday, saturday night and sunday. partly sunny monday and might get afternoon storms on tuesday, wednesday, thursday, partly sunny to cloudy at times with highs in the low to mid-80s and morning lows in the 60s. eun? >> tom, thank you. on monday wake up with us and get your day started the right way. [ male announcer ] some think obamacare is the same as free health care. but nothing is free. obama is raiding $716 billion from medicare, changing the program forever. taxing wheelchairs and pacemakers. raising taxes on families making less than one hundred twenty thousand dollars. free healthcare comes at a very high price. the romney-ryan plan will restore medicare funding and protect and strengthen the program
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this is an nbc news special report. and good morning, everyone, i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie. we are following breaking news right here in new york city. a deadly shooting outside of the empire state building. >> it happened just in the last hour or so at the intersection of 34th street and 5th avenue. if you know new york city, you know this is a very popular spot for tourists. >> and a very busy spot at this time of the day. nbc's jeff rossen has made his way to the scene. he joins us now by phone. jeff, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, matt, let me set the scene. i'm at the corner of 34th and 5th avenue right in the heart of midtown manhattan right outside
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the empire state building where of course it was busy when this shooting happened a short time ago. the latest information we have from the nypd is that four people have been shot, and at least one is dead, and that person who is dead, we're told, is the suspect. the gunman here. other details are still coming in, but just to set the scene, the nypd has now shut down the very busy 5th avenue, if you've ever been to new york city, you know how devastating that is for the city. from 42nd all the way down into the 30s. so we're talking about a mile stretch or a half-mile stretch of 5th avenue. police are investigating the scene. there are witnesses who have been pushed back. and witnesses are reporting that the shooting happened basically out of nowhere. police are still trying to figure out what this person's motive was. but once again, to repeat, four people shot according to the nypd. at least one of them dead. and again, that number could rise. depending on the conditions. and that person who was killed
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is the gunman, we're told. >> and jeff, let me add a little bit because according to jonathan dienst who is a reporter for wnbc and who does work for us here at the "today" show and nbc news, we're hearing that the shooter was, in fact, an employee of the empire state building or at the empire state building. he's being described as a disgruntled employee, and yes, we are hearing that, in fact, he is now dead. i understand there are two, jeff, separate scenes there. is one where the victims of this shooting were hit, and is the other where the gunman was apparently apprehended and then later shot? >> reporter: i actually see clusters of in several different locations, at least two of them, matt, and that would make sense. oftentimes in these situations bullets fly, especially when they are flying through streets in different locations. so what officers and investigators are going to try to do now is try to immediately find those bullet casings to figure out how many shots were fired, where people were hit. so it would not surprise me.
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and especially from what you're reporting and from what i am seeing, that there are multiple scenes here. but yes, there are clusters of officers in several locations up and down fifth avenue. >> and we don't know whether the shooter in this situation walked out onto the street and targeted individuals for a reason or just began shooting indiscriminately. but he could not have picked a busier place at this time of the morning in new york city. any busier than the area around 34th street and 5th avenue, the empire state building. jeff, i know you'll stay on the scene and learn as much as you can. thanks very much. >> reporter: thanks, matt. >> we want to talk to james boulden now. he was walking in the area when the shooting began. he's on the phone with us. mr. boulden, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> tell us what you saw this morning. >> well, i was walking, like, i got off the train on 33rd street, 2 train, and i was walking on 33rd. by the empire state building. i got by the loading dock. i actually work in the building. and i heard three or four shots
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and just a whole bunch of people running towards me. so i'm on the phone with my wife. and i'm telling her, i don't know what's going on. a whole bunch of people running towards me. and i just happened to run across the street. and i see somebody laid down dead on the floor. >> the person that you saw, and this may be a hard question to answer, do you believe that was the suspect, or do you think it was somebody who was shot by the suspect? >> actually, it's being said that that's the person that was shot by the suspect. and i took, like, a couple of pictures of it. >> where exactly did it happen? we're trying to get a sense of where the shooting actually took place. do you think you know? >> it took place on 33rd street between 5th and 6th avenue. >> you said you saw a lot of people running away from the scene. i take it it was very, very crowded at that hour. >> yeah, very crowded. everybody was basically going to work. at this time of the hour, it's always, like, heavy, heavy traffic on the sidewalks. >> did you see anyone wounded?
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>> yes. it was the guy that was on the floor. he was bleeding, like, from his neck area. >> and any other victims that you saw? >> one more guy was dead on 5th avenue between 33rd and 34th. >> how quickly did police arrive? i imagine you stayed for a little bit? >> well, i'm still here. because i work in the building. the police came fairly quick. they actually were on the scene fairly fast. >> have you talked to anybody that you work with? we have a report from our local reporter, jonathan dienst, that this may have been a disgruntled employee at the building. have you heard anything like that? >> i haven't heard anything like that. i haven't -- like everybody's just in shock. >> have you been talking to anybody else on the street there with you, people who watched this and saw this? have they described what they saw? >> just a few people. like, it was like a few. it was like a little group of
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people that was actually on scene. and everybody was just taking pictures and filming, like, the situation. >> mr. boulden, thank you very much. we'll ask you to stand by. if you're just joining us, this is a special report because there's been a shooting this morning outside the empire state building or near the empire state building in the heart of new york city. it's the area of about 5th avenue and 34th or 33rd street. there are varying reports as to the number of people who have been wounded in this shooting. anywhere from two, we've heard as many as eight or ten. however, one thing that seems to be confirmed at this point is that the person who did the shooting was, in fact, shot and killed. so at the moment, we can confirm, according to the fire department of new york, that one person is dead. we do not have any numbers beyond that. you can see that the police have closed down the area on 5th avenue and 33rd and 34th street. obviously, trying to piece this
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together. we've heard reports that there are personal belongings in the street in several different locations. and that's pretty much what we have at this point. we've been told that the shooter may have been a disgruntled employee of or at the empire state building. >> as we mentioned, this is a developing story. we have widely varying numbers. but the latest we have from the fire department of new york was that eight people were being evaluated. that's their term. the new york police department confirmed for us that indeed the suspect is dead. but that four people have been shot. so obviously, we continue to watch this unfold. >> and you can imagine the chaos that this must have created at just after 9:00 local time in new york. not only were the streets immediately closed down by the responding police, but we work just about ten blocks or so, 15 blocks from that area. i could hear helicopters here hovering around the area, circling. obviously, they were trying to make sure that no one else was fleeing from that area. but at the moment, it appears that they do have the person responsible for this, and he has been killed. again, no word on the condition
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of any other victims. but we're going to be trying to find out more about that. >> all right. we want to get back to jeff rossen who's actually at that scene. jeff, do you have any more information for us? >> reporter: yeah. police are still obviously fanned out and more are showing up by the carload. you can imagine, and matt just alluded to this, what this is doing to new york city traffic. i mean, this has brought the city to a standstill here in midtown. even just to get here, the street is closed at least seven blocks in both directions. we couldn't get down. we had to run down the street. there are literally hundreds of people standing behind police barricades just trying to get a look and, you know, crosstown traffic is an absolute mess at this point. and there's no traffic heading southbound on fifth avenue which, as you mentioned, is an incredibly important thoroughfare in the city at this time of day when this shooting happened. there are detectives showing up who i've worked with in the past who still don't know anything. there's a bit of chaos at the
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scene, controlled chaos, just trying to figure out what the motive could have been, exactly where everything happened. that's why we mentioned there are clusters of officers at different locations trying to figure out okay, where did the bullets land? where were people hit? trying to put this together. and that also helps them treat the victims as well. >> jeff, we had mr. boulden on talking to us by phone just a couple of minutes ago. he was an eyewitness to this. and one of the things he said caught my attention. he said he walked around a corner and saw someone lying on the floor bleeding from the neck area. i notice he didn't say on the street. do you know if the shooting began inside the building and then worked its way out to the street? can you tell me anything about that? >> reporter: yeah, we don't know that yet, frankly. and i would hate to speculate. i am trying to find out more information as detectives sort of roam around the scene here, getting as close as i can. i'm about a block away from the empire state building as i talk to you now. inside the barricade line but still a bit away from where they're investigating. i'm trying to talk to detectives
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and give you more information as i get it here. >> jeff rossen down on the scene with information for us. again, we're going to have much more information as it becomes available. but just to recap, a shooting in midtown manhattan just after 9:30 local time. we have confirmed that one person is dead. up to four people have been shot. the person who's dead, we believe, is the shooter in this case. and we're going to have more on this story throughout the morning on msnbc and tonight on "nightly news." some of you will return to your regularly scheduled programming. the rest of you on the west coast will on more of "today." i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. this has been a>> my favorite ne ipad. this is a cover. you get a close-up shot. really thin. all you do is you pop it off. there's a keyboard inside. it turns the ipad into an instant computer for $99. it's amazing.
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if you're about to grab that cup of coffee or a glass of wine, if you're more like us, apparently the morning is not
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the ideal time to do either one. >> there are certain times of the day that are better to do things when it comes to your well-being. here to break it down for us is amy brightfield, health director of "woman's day" magazine. >> where does this come from? who are the geniuses? >> careful, careful. >> researchers, experts, scientists. >> they tested, what, minds, bodies to find out the optimum time? >> your body produces certain hormones and chemicals throughout the day. it shows when the best time to do things are. >> the first tip involves drinking coffee. your average joe thinks you open your eyes, brush your teeth and make a pot of coffee. >> research show compounds in coffee help regulate your blood sugar's response to a meal. the ideal time to drink coffee is with lunch because that's usually a bigger meal than breakfast and can stop your
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blood sugar level from spiking and dropping and you feel tired and hungry. >> what about that? when do you drink your coffee? >> 5:00 in the morning when i need it. >> is that the only time you drink it? >> yeah. if i have caffeine after morning, i can't sleep at night. >> that's why we say with lunch because you want time to get it out of your system. >> what about snacking? is there a best time for snacking? >> any time for you. >> best time is 3:30, that mid afternoon. it's far enough away from lunch, early enough but close enough to dinner so that you don't go to dinner ravenous and overeat. it gives that you energy boost because energy naturally dips that time in the day anyway. you know the 3:00 slump. >> it seems that's when you want coffee. >> that might give you this and that's too close to bed time. >> decaffinated coffee. >> you could. >> making doctors' appointments. is there a time of the week
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better for that? >> best to call the doctor's office tuesday, wednesday, thursday afternoon. typically those are the least busy, less busy times in the office. >> don't they get busier as the day goes on? >> not in the middle of the week. monday and friday are the worse. you want enough time to talk to the receptionist and tell them why you're coming in so they can allow enough time on the schedule. >> you should get the first appointment, is that the idea? >> right. if you do have a later appointment, call ahead and say is the doctor running on schedule? s i always have a doctor who runs late. sometimes he is running an hour late so i know to come later. >> surgery is always a tough one. people say it's best to schedule surgery early in the day and not in july or i can't remember what it was. >> best try not to do it in july or december. july is when the newbies start coming on. even though it won't be done by a newbie, the post care might be.
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any month but july or december. >> this is the only one which care about. our favorite tip. the best time to have a glass of wine is when? >> kathie lee, being your body metabolizes alcohol the best between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. >> see? >> wait till 2:00. >> not after 10:00. >> in our contract, we have to a little in the morning. >> you have to wait. >> all good advice. >> i'm not going to do anything she says at all. >> but we love you. >> thank you. >> we are heading across the street. i am getting cranky in my 60th year. >> i know, but all kinds of questions from sara. that's a nice dance. hey! you kids almost ready? i've got breakfast waiting for you. wooo! uh oh. what? mom's doing her exercise video again. when mom's on a health kick, all of us are. and now she's made us breakfast. uh oh.
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time now for 3, 2, 1 live with sara haines when she gathers fans and friends to ask us whatever they want.
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>> sara is across the street at the nbc experience store. looked like you were sweating up a storm there. >> we were attempting the duggy. let's focus on the attempting part. we've got rebecca. >> my question is if you could have one last meal, what would it be? >> one last meal. >> what would it be? >> i would do a humonguos plate of french guys with a big bottle of catchup and might do barbecue ribs and double layer chocolate case with lots of icing. >> count me in. >> i think i would have eggplant parmesan and liguini with a fabulous glass of guy ray chardonnay and a crab appetizer in honor of my daddy. >> hoda, how many meals was
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that? >> careful. >> we've got jan from minnesota. >> i'm looking for a recommendation for a really funny movie to take my family to. >> i haven't been to the movies at all lately because i've been working on my show. >> i don't know if there are any good comedies out there right now. >> there is something funny closing on sunday. take them to see "sister act" on sunday with raven simone and my leading lady carolee. >> or "bridesmaids." it's a classic now. maybe not for teenagers. >> what is the one thing you can't live without? >> mine would have to be kerotin, the hair product. i'm just saying. i was going to say my mom, but i went back to kerotin.
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>> i can't live without god. >> that made me feel awful. that was just rude. okay? i say kerotin, you say god. >> you are an incredible shallow person and the whole world knows it. >> this is ridiculous. >> any more questions? >> yes. >> what did you want to be when you were younger? >> what did you want to be, kath? >> probably a missionary. no, just kidding. >> i'm leaving. nice seeing you. >> i wanted to be a nurse first. then i wanted to be a school teacher, which i still kind of want to be a school teacher. >> you would be a great teacher. i always wanted to be an actress and singer since my first memories. now i sit here with hoda and -- >> careful. >> all right, guys. thank you. >> we are going to show our wow side with all the animals the kids love. >> and there is still time to
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get away for labor day. we've got terrific last-minute holiday travel. was that nantucket? >> it looked like it. >> we are taking flight with italian singing superstars. nnouncer ] these are the crescents you love on a holiday. and these are the ones you'll love on a school night. pillsbury crescent dogs with just a few ingredients you have an easy dinner... pillsbury crescent dogs... school night ideas made easy. pillsbury crescent dogs... when your beauty sleep is cut short
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we are back on this friday with today's "call of the wild" and getting your children to care about wildlife. >> here is zoo logist jared miller. look what you showed up with. >> isn't she beautiful? i love her. this is daphson an african black-footed penguin. this is an animal that gets kids excited about learning to protect wildlife. she's guys are critically endangered because of our effects, such as oil spills and other disasters that made these guys become endangered.
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90% of the population disappeared in the past century. that's what's so important about this program the junior wildlife champions. when i was a kid, the big oil spill happened. when you're a kid you want to help animals. we are giving them the opportunity through this. >> that had such an impact, didn't it? >> it happens a lot. there are a lot of other effects, too. penguins are found -- you think these are from the arctic? >> utah? >> they do live -- they are not polygomous. >> that is a completely unnecessary statement. >> they can have all types of relations. >> do you notice how much alike me and kathie lee this penguin looks? >> you dressed perfectly for this spot. >> we've got a lot. >> wait till you see this. we brought a beautiful example of a wetland animal found right
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here. come on, emily. bring her right here. this is the largest rodent in north america. kids get to download things off the website. you can visit it and download all information to learn about these animals directly. can i hold her? largest rodent in north america. this is the american beaver. >> i'm not interested in that at all. >> a beaver is best well known for that tail. they can build dams. >> it smells around here. >> she wreaks. >> she has this oil all over her. if she gets exposed to toxins or oil in the water, that is what keeps her dry and keeps her buoyant in the water. any exposure to toxin will affect this animal as it could a penguin. >> ready for this? this is my favorite. this is an animal that is affected by environmental
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issues. >> a tortoise? >> no. this is just a turtle. tortoises are found on land and turtles are found in water. this guy -- >> that is crazy. >> what is going on with that? s. >> this is 2 years old. this is 100 years old. this animal has been around a million years. >> that's growing up to that? >> yes. after 100 years this will become this. >> how long do they live? >> they can live almost 200 years. >> what? >> you're looking at a living fossil. this guy has been around millions of years. in 2 the southeast united states can be affected by human caused problems. >> he likes to travel, obviously. >> he loves it. he has his own mobile home. >> that's unbelievable. >> we've got to bring on the
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wolf. >> someone get this one. >> i don't know what is happening with this combo platter. >> even though kids are learning about the wildlife on facebook, you can learn about animals near ocean and water. even though the wolf -- >> it's peeing. >> that's not pee. >> it is, too. >> that is the wolf. >> okay. >> this is a young wolf. >> the urinating wolf can go that way. >> look how beautiful this animal. we've got the brother here. these guys are only 4 months old. how is an animal like this affected by environmental factors? if they eat a waternimal carrying a toxin, that's how wolves have gone extinct. look how beautiful. >> they don't look too happy. >> they are happy. >> thank you very much.
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>>. >> back now with "today's travel." if you are looking to get in one last summer vacation we have
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great last-minute deals. >> from a wild weekend in vegas, a bahamian cruise. executive editor at "all you" magazine has labor day deals you may want to consider. good for you. new job, huh? >> new job, new great magazine. we love value at "all you." i have great values about last-minute trips. you can still find them. >> how about hilton head, south carolina, which is beautiful. >> such a beautiful island. the hilton head island beach resort is $129 over labor day weekend. >> that's what that was. >> you are right on the beach. this is a great family get away. you have barbecue pits, there's a pool, tennis. they are not nickel and diming you at this resort. they are not going to charge you for wi-fi and parking. your biggest decision is do i want to go to the beach or pool and what am i going to grill for dinner. >> take us to park city, utah. >> it's beautiful. >> it's a wonderful secret.
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ski resorts in summer are an incredible bargain. park city is luxurious, great, right on the mountains. $90 a night at the shadow ridge resort. i'm not kidding you. the great thing is you are steps from the ski lift. you can go up and back, if you want. you don't have to do too much activity if you don't want to. you can go horseback riding or hiking and biking. i love it there. was just there. >> i love colorado in the summer. it's beautiful. >> all the rooms have balconies. you can wake up and see what's there. >> the air is so sweet and clean. >> caesar's palace in vegas. >> vegas is the number one get away for labor day. average room rates there are $183, but caesar's palace is running a deal for $109 a night over labor day weekend. >> don't tell me son that. >> four star resort right on the strip. tony bennett is playing at the coliseum so it's going to be
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fun. there is something for everyone. mom can go shopping. there are 160 boutiques on site. the rooms are glamorous and fun. recently renovated. there's plenty to do there. pools, et cetera and free fitness center, all of that. >> what if you're an outdoorsy person and want to hike? >> natural parks in summer are such a gem. the mesa verde national park, there is the far view lodge. they are doing a deal for $90 a night with advanced booking. mesa verde national park is our country's biggest archaeological preserve. there are these beautiful historic cave dwellings. you can go explore, take a wonderful self-guided road trip. you're really disconnected from everything. it's a proper vacation. no phone service. >> the bahamian cruise, the norwegian cruise line. >> they are doing a cruise over memorial day weekend -- >> labor day.
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>> sorry, labor day weekend. $279 total. that's your room, your food. crazy. out of miami. they are going to go to great cay, bahamas, nassau. it has all the amenities. so 24/7 pizza delivery. there is a driving range golf and a spa. it's really a great vacation. >> thank you. >> all these deals are on if you haven't booked your trip, now is the time. >> congrats on the baby. >> thank you. treats for the summer from the queens of cupcakes. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry
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this bipartisan reform successfully reduced welfare rolls. on july 12th president obama quietly ended the work requirement... gutting welfare reform.
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one of the most respected newspapers in america called it, "nuts!" saying, "if you want to get more people to work, "you don't loosen the requirements -- you tighten them." mitt romney's plan for a stronger middle class will put work back iwelfare. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. in today's kitchen, delicious desserts, we've got a
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couple of cupcakes. >> georgetown cupcake seniors katherine kallnis and sophie kallnis are the stars of tlc's "d.c. cupcakes." >> they are here with sports themes. this 2 is a lifetime love affair with cupcakes. >> we are sisters and started a bakery. we are now expanding. we have one in new york city in soho. >> awesome. >> we are making our baseball cupcakes. it's cool. in d.c. cupcakes we worked with bernie williams for the yankees. he helped sell cupcakes in our bakery. we'll start by making the ganache. fill a saucepan with 2/3 cups of chocolate chips and heavy cream.
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>> you can pour it on your ice cream, too. keep mixing it till it becomes nice and glossy and shiny. >> we'll separate our sandwich cookies. we separate them and remove the middle. >> i like how you call them sandwich cookies. that means they're oreos. get the middle out. >> we'll put them in a bag, mush them up. >> you can use a wine bottle. use any hard object to smash them up. >> you want to crush about 2 cups so they look like soil, basically. we'll take our mini cookies and creams cupcakes. this has cookie crumble and is on your "today" website. >> this is going to be nice and glossy and shiny. >> take the cupcakes and dip them in the genache and dip them in the dirt. >> you know they're good. stop it. come on. let me do one more. i would love doing this.
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>> this is a fun thing to do with kids at home. fondant is something you can find in a craft store or supermarket. it's corn syrup. it's edible play-do. >> make a little ball. super easy. take a pinch of red and roll between your fingers to make a little stripe. >> you can use different colors. if you want to do a basketball you can do an orange ball with black stripes, tennis ball. >> we put our baseballs on top. then if you want to give an extra special touch you can pipe grass on top. all you have to do is give it a little squeeze. >> perfect. >> it just takes a little practice. for your summertime parties, we like to put these in hot dog
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wrappers. >> come back here for 30 seconds to show off your goodies. >> lots of flavors here, red velvet, peanut butter fudge. >> everything made every day on site. >> congratulations. it's great you can do what you love to do and make a living at it. >> oh, my god. >> a live performance from il volo. first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ i'm thinking sweet ♪ and i'm thinking new ♪ i'm thinking all these brilliant colors ♪ ♪ shining through ♪ i'm thinking sunshine ♪ i'm thinking sunshine ♪ i'm thinking [ whistles ] ♪ i'm thinking [ whistles ] [ female announcer ] 40 delicious flavors that feel as good as they taste. yoplait, it is so good! but what choices will women be left with? just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. in congress, ryan voted to ban
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all federal funding for planned parenthood and allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings and birth control. and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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their name means flight. since joining together in 2009, il volo has taken off. >> the trio of italian tenors has been nominated for two latin grammy awards. they are going to be in barbara
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streisand's concert when she goes on tour. >> it's going to be great. they are going to perform for us first from their self-titled cd. hello, boys. >> barbra streisand, hello fancy. >> a dream coming true. >> it is. you've got your touring, right? >> we are having fun. we can't wait to perform tonight in detroit. >> and tomorrow in toronto. >> toronto, two concerts. you can see it all on our websites il >> we feel like we discovered you. are the girls going crazy for you guys? are they throwing their you-know-what on stage? >> no. >> what are you singing today? >> "il mondo." >> the world. this is il volo. ♪
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but nothing is free. obama is raiding $716 billion from medicare, changing the program forever. taxing wheelchairs and pacemakers. raising taxes on families making less than one hundred twenty thousand dollars. free healthcare comes at a very high price.
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the romney-ryan plan will restore medicare funding and protect and strengthen the program for the next generation. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.


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